By building a new center-left coalition, Labor’s new leader has an opportunity to play kingmaker and restore his party’s influence
A new book chronicles the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem, who left Chicago four decades ago and never looked back
The much-deplored ‘escape of the brains’ has actually brought closer ties with Silicon Valley, India, and even Taiwan
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers
Tablet Original Fiction: For Alexander Gruen, there are no real Jews left in the world, only holes—and fire
An ambitious new park is set to transform the dilapidated neighborhood that was once the Russian capital’s first Jewish quarter
The whole idea of a ritual bath seemed foreign and too religious. But now it’s a warm reminder of the moment I became a Jew.
To the Talmudic rabbis, a miracle is more plausible than the notion that their sources were incorrect
A warning to journalists: Do not diss Chicago or its mediocre pizza
Plus Claire Danes and Dustin Hoffman talk Homeland, and more in the news
Plus Tel Aviv’s pride parade, escape tunnels found at Sobibor, and more
‘The Daily Show’ host is making a flick about an imprisoned Iranian journalist
What folks are saying about the big story
Deleted tweets, charges of propaganda, and other high-level intrigue
Plus why so serious Jon Stewart?
‘I guess some people are still stuck in the 56th century’
The popularity of satirist Bassem Youssef may show that the government can’t stifle public debate
Plus cantors and rabbis take the Food Stamp Challenge
Plus Obama and Netanyahu to miss each other in September
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Americans Elect favors some interesting candidates
… but Yiddish is still Yiddish, Rep. Pelosi!
Plus Ed Koch now in bridge form, and more
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past
‘Saffron Rice and Cranberry Sauce’ is one of eight stories in a theater production based on Persian Jewish women’s lives